Can Muslims Partake in Halloween Celebrations & Distribute Candy

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salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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I'm recording this message because every year by the end of October, people start asking about what's the ruling and regards celebrating Halloween, what the ruling regarding giving candies to kids treat kids who come at home, asking for treats, and so forth.

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Let me start by saying that Halloween is not just a culture kind of celebration, we still have the weekends that pagans is still today celebrate Halloween and he consider this a day where they do a satanic worshiping and attach this whole entire concept attached to this idea of the devil and that's why you see all these you know costume that represent devils and scary faces and and things of that nature. If this was not exist, and this is something just fun and is not associated with people today still practice this, I would say Halloween is something like celebrating Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, there is no ritual attached to it, there is no rule or any religious meaning

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behind it. But unfortunately, that's not the case. That's why I don't believe it is allowed for a Muslim to celebrate Halloween in that sense by putting these costumes and you know, going outside and you know, in the fashion that we see today practice commonly in non Muslims world also it is a clear imitation as well. And I will add one more thing so many of these costume actually is not allowed to be wearing no. And like any costume that represent the devils. Even to him Allah said the costume that represent animals because humans should not act or take the shape of animals. only humans take the shape of animals when this is when a loss, anger and he gentlemen hometel Kira

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Tawana z, it's a form of punishment that alemannic the face of human like your face of animal, that's an almost I thought I said cavagna bunny ad of honor the human beings. So for a person to put this kind of costume or to change, and to make the person look ugly or downgrade the look of human beings is something not correct. Also, a lot of these practice of Halloween based on scaring others, and no doubt terrifying other human beings in Islam is haram. Also, part of it is the concept of begging and asking people, which is something I've encountered in Islam. So if you look at that practice at large, there is many things in it, which is not right. I know some communities and some

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members, they might do a costume. And they will take in consideration some of the points that they mentioned. And they have fun, I have no problem with that as long as not in the day of Halloween, Halloween, if it's before or after, just to have fun. One more thing I want to cite, when somebody come to your home and ask for treats, and you have candies, you can give them candies, giving candies to kids who are coming to you, especially our rules as Muslims, we cannot apply or enforce it on other than Muslims. So if somebody celebrate the Halloween and come ask him for a treat, you are allowed to give them treats and you know, give them chocolate candy, whatever it is, even though

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I'm not a big fan of you know, spring sugars, but if you have some

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you can give giving the candies to kids is not a form of celebrating Halloween at all. You know, you don't need to turn off the lights and you know act like as if there's nobody there. You didn't need to do that. If you have you can give. And also I want to say one more thing, and I will end this message with it. Which is please please please somebody come to your door knocking their kids and families and neighbors, you know coming for the kids want some candies. Don't give them a book about Islam. Don't give them a about Islam, or give them a lecture about what Islam is. And hey, this is satanic worshiping a celebration. Don't do that. You know what these kids want to have a good time

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Have fun. They want candy, they're not there. They're not you know, it's not a suitable time then other sort of place it for you to give dour, it's actually sometimes make us look bad. And this was just an advice from your brother was Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Hey, thank you for watching and subscribe so you can continue to get the rest of the videos. I don't know what somewhere over here, there, whatever whatnot. It's beautiful. This this series of videos face IQ and we need your support. And that's by watching it by sharing it and then by donating towards us we can continue to make more videos that deal with more

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